Happy Bunnies

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The angora rabbits at Phoenix Farm love to get out of their cages every day for some free hopping around time.  Here is the outside run I set up for my female rabbits.  It is a space 16 ft by 8 ft enclosed with two-foot high plastic lattice panels.

bun1bun3I have walled off a small area within the larger run to segregate one of the does.  There are four females, Alabaster-who is albino, Gem-a fawn color doe, Citrine-who is chocolate torte and Jade-a sable doe.  Jade and Citrine are both dominant females.bun5  Jade will fight with any other female whereas Citrine only wants to fight with Jade.  So Jade gets her own smaller area and the other three does have the larger space.  Jade likes to stretch out on the cool grass to enjoy an hour or two away from her demanding babies.

The buck, Marble, an albino, gets a separate area where he can have exercise and fresh grass without a chance of impregnating the females.  His spot is about five feet square.

bun6While mom is outside, her five babies practice their newly developed hopping skills around the cage.  They explore the feeder and waterer and sample hay and fresh grass.  These little ones are 19 days old today, already have teeth, and are beginning to eat solid foods.

bun4Four of the five are albinos with pink eyes and pure white hair.  One baby is white with darker eyes, maybe gray or brown, and is showing brownish points on the nose and ears.  It is hard to know quite yet what the final color will be.  The pointed white baby is just behind the front fawn who is chewing a blade of grass.

The babies are very friendly, hopping right over when they hear my voice.  They like to explore my hand and lick at my fingers.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Bunnies

  1. They are all such beautiful rabbits. The babies are darling! It is good to see them outdoors having fun! The babies grow up so quickly! Just 19 days old and already eating grass and hay!

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